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Double Impact -- Identical twins are separated at six months and raised on different continents.  They reunite twenty-five years later to avenge the murder of their parents and reclaim their stolen family fortune.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Sheldon Lettich (screen story) &
Jean-Claude Van Damme (screen story) ...
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Release Date:
9 August 1991 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
One packs a punch One packs a Piece together they deliver See more »
Plot:
Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Not very good but passable if you are in the mood for this type of thing See more (64 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Alex / Chad Wagner

Geoffrey Lewis ... Frank Avery

Alonna Shaw ... Danielle Wilde
Corinna Everson ... Kara
Philip Chan ... Raymond Zhang

Alan Scarfe ... Nigel Griffith
Bolo Yeung ... Moon

Andy Armstrong ... Paul Wagner
Wu Fong Lung ... Chinese Nurse

Peter Malota ... Body Guard With Spurs
Sarah-Jane Varley ... Katherine Wagner
Kamel Krifa ... Mah Jong Manager
Eugene Choy ... Mr. Chen
Jack Gilardi Jr. ... Karate Student

David Lea ... Karate Student

Donn Berdahl ... Karate Instructor
Sing Chen ... Dockworker

Julie Strain ... Student
Galen Yuen ... Smuggler
Alicia Stevenson ... Baby Chad
Christopher Leung ... Crewman on Alex's Boat

Leo Lee ... Dockworker
Ng Kwok Kai ... Mr. Nguyen
Chow Kwok Po ... Chinese Smuggler #2
Wai-Keung Yu ... Chinese Smuggler #3
Yuk-San Cheung ... Hong Kong Marine Police (as Simon Cheung)
John Sham ... Hong Kong Marine Police
Tat Chiu Lee ... Triad Thug #1
Lee Bing Chiu ... Triad Thug #2
Chi Kin Wong ... Triad Thug #3
John Cheung ... Gateman for Triad
Tsang Sing Kwok ... 2nd Gateman
Paul Aylett ... Baby Alex
Ching Wai Chung ... Card Playing Guard
David Ho ... Big Thug Outside Lab
Sarah Yuen ... Nun at Orphanage
Jan-To Tam ... Klimax Klub Gangster
Eric Ng ... Klimax Klub Gangster
Siu Wah Chan ... Klimax Klub Gangster
Evan Lurie ... Klimax Klub Bouncer
Roland Lor ... Klimax Klub Manager
Jennifer Stone ... Klimax Klub Hostess
Rita Lau ... Hostess with Frank
Wong Chung Ching ... Walkie Talkie Thug
Georges Bejue ... Thug Who Mauls Danielle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matthew J Cates ... Ship mate

Shelley Michelle ... Student
Chen-Tu Tan

Directed by
Sheldon Lettich 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Sheldon Lettich (screen story) &
Jean-Claude Van Damme (screen story) and
Steve Meerson (screen story) &
Peter Krikes (screen story)

Sheldon Lettich (screenplay) &
Jean-Claude Van Damme (screenplay)

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... producer
Terry Carr .... co-producer (as Jerry Martin Carr)
Moshe Diamant .... executive producer
Michael Douglas .... co-producer
Paul Michael Glaser .... producer
Evzen Kolar .... line producer
Kamel Krifa .... associate producer
Charles Layton .... executive producer
Sheldon Lettich .... co-producer
Rick Nathanson .... supervising producer
Jean-Claude Van Damme .... producer
Charles Wang .... associate producer: Hong Kong
Rick Bieber .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Arthur Kempel 
 
Cinematography by
Richard H. Kline 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Conte 
 
Casting by
James F. Tarzia 
 
Production Design by
John Jay Moore 
 
Art Direction by
Okowita 
 
Set Decoration by
Suzette Sheets 
 
Costume Design by
Joseph A. Porro  (as Joseph Porro)
 
Makeup Department
Janice Alexander .... hair stylist
Karen Asano-Myers .... assistant hair stylist
Katalin Elek .... assistant makeup artist
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist (as Zoltan)
 
Production Management
Wan Allen .... unit manager
Steven Brown .... unit production manager
Joel Douglas .... unit production manager (as Joel A. Douglas)
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan .... executive in charge of production
Philip Lee .... production manager: Hong Kong
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andy Armstrong .... second unit director
Vic Armstrong .... second unit director
James Lansbury .... second assistant director: second unit (as Jim Lansbury)
Thomas J. Mack .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gae S. Buckley .... assistant art director (as Gae Buckley)
Guy Hietala .... set painter
Jay Koiwai .... stand-by painter
Lance Larson .... weapons and props
Fred Lucky .... storyboard artist
Michael Milgrom .... property master
Simon Murton .... production illustrator
Lars Petersen .... construction coordinator
Edmond Scott Ratliff .... props
Amy Ryder .... leadman
Michael Vojvoda .... set dresser
Steven C. Voll .... general foreman
Mak Chi Chung .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Henry Barnston .... boom operator
Mathew Harmer .... boom operator
Itzhak Magal .... production sound mixer (as Itzhak 'Ike' Magal)
Mark Ormandy .... sound editor
Bill Rojas .... sound facility supervisor
Lisa Shaw Phillips .... assistant sound editor (as Lisa Shaw)
 
Stunts
Vic Armstrong .... stunt coordinator: USA
Dickey Beer .... stunts (as Dickie Beer)
George Bejue .... stunt double
Jordi Casares .... stunts (as Jorges Casares)
Darryl Chan .... stunts (as Darryl M. Chan)
John Cheung .... stunt coordinator: Hong Kong
John Cheung .... stunts
Peter Lai .... stunts
Al Leong .... stunts
Will Leong .... stunts (as Willie Leong)
James Lew .... stunts
Peter Malota .... stunts
Simon Rhee .... stunts
Vernon Rieta .... stunts
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts
Mark Stefanich .... stunt double: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Danny Wong .... stunts
Jeff Carrara .... stunts (uncredited)
Wah Cheung .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Dux .... fight choreographer (uncredited)
James Lew .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas L. Adam Jr. .... assistant camera
Kirk Bloom .... second assistant camera
Philippe Carr-Forster .... additional camera operator (as Philip Carr-Forster)
Todd Dos Reis .... second assistant camera
Robert Eyslee .... gaffer
Rudy M. Fenenga Jr. .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Gfelner .... first assistant camera
Raymond Gonzales .... electrician
Peter Jensen .... Steadicam operator
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator
Raymond Lam .... Steadicam operator
Cliff Lipson .... still photographer
Gray Marshall .... second assistant camera
Jeff Mart .... Steadicam operator
Jesse Mather .... best boy electric
Richard Merryman .... camera operator: Hong Kong
Bill Soares .... first assistant camera
Picha Srisansanee .... second assistant camera
Jürg V. Walther .... camera operator: Los Angeles (as Juergen Walther)
Howard Wexler .... additional camera operator
Richard Wiseman .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michele Knepp .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Sarah Flack .... apprentice editor
David Orr .... color timer
 
Music Department
James Stemple .... composer: additional music
Ray Colcord .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Brad Arensman .... executive in charge of post
Elizabeth S. Barton .... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Barton)
Eric Clarke .... production assistant
Susan Haight .... assistant to Jean-Claude Van Damme
Susan Haight .... assistant to producer
Lynda Levy .... unit publicist
Peter Malota .... martial arts choreographer
Jeff Rector .... photo double
Jerry Rector .... photo double
Catherine Roehl .... production controller
Jean-Claude Van Damme .... fight choreographer
Bonnie Weis .... assistant production accountant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, sensuality and language
Runtime:
110 min
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Certification:
Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-18 (theatrical rating) (cut) (1992) | Finland:K-16 (video rating) (cut) (1992) | France:U | Germany:16 (cut) | Germany:18 (video version) (cut) | Germany:18 (re-rating) (2012) (uncut) | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Trivia:
Due to a strong friendship formed between the two actors on the set of Bloodsport (1988), Jean-Claude Van Damme wanted no one but Bolo Yeung to play the lead villain in this movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The chest pocket on Chad's pink shirt changes sides (the shot has obviously been horizontally flipped).See more »
Quotes:
Chad:Big surprise. HUGE surprise.See more »
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11 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Not very good but passable if you are in the mood for this type of thing, 31 May 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

As mere babies, twins Alex and Chad are separated when their parent's are brutally murdered by Triads who had no further use for the twin's parents. One child is rescued by their nanny, the other by the family's bodyguard Frank Avery. Alex grows up rough in the orphanage where his nanny leaves him and becomes a criminal in the underworld, while Chad becomes a ladies' man and karate teacher under the guidance of Frank. After several decades, Frank finds Alex and reunites the two brothers in time to battle the same triads who are still in business.

The plot to this film opens with such violence in front of children that it alters the paths their lives were going to take. Surely this film shows the effects that young children witnessing violence can have – in this case the children are so badly affected that they both grow up to become Jean-Claude Van Damme! Aside from this terrible event, they come together decades later just as those that murdered their parents are doing a big deal. Of course the whole plot is silly and the whole idea behind the plot is to present two Van Damme's as some sort of major selling point – and I suppose for some it is. Ignoring a silly and rather irritating plot, this film does have plenty of trademark action from it's star(s?) and it is just about enjoyable on that level, even if there are plenty of better action films available to watch on a Saturday night in with beer!

Attempts to inject drama into the film with sibling conflict and love interests are wasted and just further bog down an already limp script. Of course part of the blame for the lack of dramatic involvement must lie with Van Damme, who's delivery is as reliable as ever – and this is not a compliment. His characters are given very different hairstyle because we can't rely on Van Damme's performance to be able to tell them apart. However I will be fair to him and say that he has moves and delivers two very enjoyable scenes towards the end (one in shadows, the other with a drum). Shaw makes for an annoying love interest – in the time honoured manner all she does is scream. Lewis is a well known face but cannot life this to be anything more than it is. Van Damme's performance is dwarfed by a laughably bad turn from Alan Scarfe as the main villain – so hammy it should have been between bread.

Overall this is not a very good film but, did you expect it to be? I came to expecting people to be kicked in the head and for the star to do the splits and talk with an accent and that's what I got. There are better films out there and it is far too basic to be really enjoyable but it has some good fights and exciting action albeit not enough to support the whole film. Worth seeing if you're just looking for an undemanding action movie to fill an hour or two.

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